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It's a bit of an open secret, but in case you're not aware, most processors these days are pushed far beyond the "sweet spot" in their voltage-to-frequency curve. That means that you can trim the voltage and reduce power consumption considerably while only dropping a bit of performance. On the already-efficient... Read more...
Microsoft kicked off 2022 by announcing its intention to acquire Activision Blizzard for $69 billion, and as we close in on the end of the year, Call of Duty has become the sticking point. Sony has objected to the deal, which could prevent it from offering future Call of Duty titles, but Microsoft is seeking to... Read more...
The deals continue, with incredible savings on robot vacs, WiFi routers, headphones, and more. Be sure to take advantage of all the great savings to finish up your holiday shopping list. The Eufy Robot Vac is a highly-rated robot vacuum cleaner that comes complete with WiFi, 1500Pa suction, and boundary strips... Read more...
Benchmark results which appear to be from a system packing an Apple M2 Max processor have appeared online. The Geekbench online result browser indicates that someone put an M2 Max powered system through its paces in Geekbench 5.4.0 Tryout for MacOS AArch64 earlier today. It scored a very credible 1853 and 13855 in the... Read more...
The San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) recent petitioned for and has been approved to deploy robots that can utilize deadly force under specific circumstances. This announcement has quite obviously created a lot of chatter, especially in the San Francisco community. On Tuesday, the San Francisco Board of... Read more...
An excellent way to breathe new life into our favorite classics is to update the visuals. Whether that's a complete remake or just some high resolution textures, these updated graphics usually awe us and in many cases it makes those games we love feel like new again. Well, Valve's 2007 award winning first-person... Read more...
Given unlimited funds, most of us would choose to build a top-flight PC with a flagship AMD Ryzen 9 7950X or Intel Core i9-13900K processor. That's well and good if you can afford to go that route. If not, though, there are some compelling bang-for-buck options from both AMD and Intel. Out of curiosity, we looked up... Read more...
New evidence points to the Andromeda galaxy being a cannibal that has been growing with intermittent feasts of smaller galaxies. An international team of scientists recently published a paper with the findings of two honor students. A team of scientists led by a University of Sydney astrophysicist has discovered a... Read more...
Google is finding itself in a legal bind with the FTC for "deceptive endorsements" in its Pixel 4 ads wherein influencers who never used the phone were paid to endorse it. The company and radio station owner iHeartMedia have been sued and are now required to pay $9.4 million in fines. According to the Federal Trade... Read more...
No matter if you search high and low or far and wide, you'll be hard pressed to find a socket AM5 motherboard for less than around $150. Many of the initial entries cost north of $200, and a few even top $1,000. Here's the thing, though—AMD said users could expect AM5 motherboards to start out at $125, but it's been... Read more...
Apple's iPhone 15 will be getting a state-of-the-art camera sensor from Sony that could double the amount of captured light with improved exposure control over the current generation. In a rather expected, but welcomed bit of news, the Sony Group revealed that it will be supplying Apple with its latest-and-greatest... Read more...
TikTok’s meteoric rise is due, in part, to viral challenges that spread on the social media platform. Some of these challenges are not only dumb, but down right dangerous. One of the more recent challenges revolves around a TikTok filter that masks people’s bodies with a blur of color intended to match the background... Read more...
When we're talking about a memory interface, there are a bunch of salient specifications, but the two most important are generally its width and its transfer rate. Usually, when we hear about new memory, the main marketing merit is its sky-high transfer rate, but Samsung's taking a different tack with... Read more...
Back in August, we reported on a leak from Skyjuice over at Angstronomics that gave different values from earlier leaks for some of the specifications in AMD's RDNA 3-based Radeon RX 7000 family. While the Navi 33 specifications were essentially similar, Skyjuice predicted lower-than-expected core counts for Navi 32... Read more...
Hawaii's Mauna Loa volcano erupted for the first time in 40 years, and has NASA watching a few of its space-related facilities in the nearby area. Mauna Loa is the world's largest volcano, which erupted late Sunday, November 27, 2022. According to U.S. Geological Survey, Mauna Loa erupted at 11:30 p.m. local time... Read more...
Kioxia XG8: Starting At $XXX A new NVMe controller and the latest 3D NAND combine to make a very solid product for OEM markets. It won't officially come to retail channels, though.  Excellent sequential throughput Very good latency and IOPs at high queue depths Solid performance in system drive workloads Mediocre latency... Read more...
The holiday savings continue throughout the week, with tons of amazing deals on tech still available. Check out some of the savings that can still be had if you missed out on Black Friday, or Cyber Monday. The Jackery Solar Generator 2000 Pro 2160Wh capacity with 1X solar panel SolarSaga 200W, 3 x 2200W AC Outlets... Read more...
Nintendo released the first trailer for The Super Mario Bros. Movie back at the beginning of October and fans were underwhelmed. Chris Pratt's rendition of the 41-year running video game icon just sounded like a vaguely New Yorkish Chris Pratt—definitely not a familiar sound when compared to someone who grew up with... Read more...
You can stop kicking yourself if you forgot to shop Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, or were otherwise preoccupied. While both events are technically now in the rear view mirror, many bargains remain. That will likely be the case throughout the holiday season. Regardless, we've rounded up a handful of compelling... Read more...
Another of Intel's upcoming 13th Gen Core Raptor Lake (RPL) processors for laptops appears to have broken cover. We have previously seen some powerful HX series mobile RPL chips (55W base power), but this one is apparently from the P series (28W base power), aimed at premium thin and light devices. Despite the lower... Read more...
Ferrari is finally stepping in the ring of vaunted digital concept cars as part of Sony PlayStation's latest Gran Turismo 7 video game. Fans of Sony's Gran Turismo game series have been treated to virtual concept cars over the past decade from marques such as Audi, McLaren, Bugatti, and more. Missing for the longest... Read more...
In due time, Intel will release its Core i9-13900KS Special Edition CPU to retail, and with it will come a 6GHz max turbo frequency out of the box. It's officially the world's first 6GHz consumer desktop CPU. That's all well and good, but if you don't want to wait and/or splurge on the upcoming flagship, you can try... Read more...
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